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A very doable local pub of the Greene King ilk, managed by friendly young Irish guy who kept everyone well served. Beer selection still not inspired having three on offer; Greene King IPA, Abbott and one guest beer. The Abbott was in good condition. On the other hand good variety on the menu. I tried a straight forward gammon steak, two eggs and chips which was fine.
Not a destination pub but if you're around the area, worth looking in.
redbarrel - 16 Feb 2018 21:53
Some people are very hard to please. This is a great little pub. The beer is fine though it is an uninspired selection and the food is worthy of the trip alone. Warm and welcoming.
Sessionmaster - 15 Dec 2011 08:32
I had to make myself a member just to put the record straight about The Bell! It's had new owners take it over in the last few months, and it is far better than these reviews make out. Yes, it will always be a little village pub, but the landlord is friendly, the drinks fine, and the food excellent - epsecially the pan-fried fish and chips and the (huge) cheese ploughmans. It's not the sort of place you're going to make a trip to, as it is so far off the beaten track, but if you find yourself in Kemsing, do pop in - it's far nicer than the pub directly opposite, which is always full of kids and I find slightly intimidating... Worth a look, tell them I sent you.
Nette2010 - 22 Sep 2010 14:57
Whilst I agree with the previous comments, that the pub is lacking a bit in character/atmosphere, I would add that I've been in far worse pubs with a far higher rating.

It's a much better pub than a 4.7

I'm gonna give it a 7/10 to help boost the rating a little.
Pat_Bateman - 9 Mar 2010 11:47
Greene King pub of no character. Old people's wing chairs in clean and tidy but antiseptic front room create the only interesting feature in the place. It has been converted just too far. Very average.
SilkTork - 9 Oct 2008 21:03
Pleasant enough but rather straightforward village pub divided into 2 bars. The front bar has a light and relaxing ambience with cosy armchairs around the fireplace, piano but a rather strangely positioned dart board. A couple of stairs take you to a rear bar which is slightly larger and has more of a pubby feel as opposed to the front roomy ambience of the front bar. Beers are the usual Green King fare, quality OK but the choice hardly enticing. Handy for a quick pint after a countryside ramble but overall, the Bell is a safe but not particularly memorable or interesting place.
RogerB - 28 Aug 2008 12:05
Staff friendly, a bit too foodie for me, had a decent pint of IPA, worth a visit to see it and the Wheatsheaf across the road, they make a pretty beer drinkers picture.
beerandpaperman - 2 Jun 2008 18:46
Not busy on the Bank Holiday Monday - food trade obviously down the road. Greene King pub but all but IPA pumps turned, and IPA not good. Unclear why its in the Beer Guide ?
mtaylor40 - 28 Aug 2006 23:03
This is a small pub but has a large games room for yoofs at the back. The food is good but there is no proper restaurant, they have made the front (smallest) bar the non smoking area and it needs a bit of sorting to be properly comfortable. That said they are lovely people and the beer is good. Definately worth a visit.
allan_w - 25 Mar 2006 15:51

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